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Empire Ormolu Mantel Clock 'Pendule au char'

Empire Ormolu Mantel Clock 'Pendule au char'


Status: Available

  • Early 19th Century

  • Inv Number:
  • #1108


The rectangular base decorated with a wheat and foliate frieze and raised on four ball feet, the goddess of agriculture Ceres standing while leaning against a Roman chariot with harvested wheat, the dial with roman numerals forming its wheel.
The model of this clock is allegorical for harvest, personified by the figure of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture who is associated with wheat. As the personification of earth's abundance she has a wheat sheaf in her right hand.
See Christie’s Amsterdam, 30th June 2009, Lot 494, for a chariot clock with a similar theme (sold $14,972).

20 1/2in. high, 17 1/2in. wide and 6 1/2in. deep.